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Download This: Songs by Shakira, and others

Recommended songs for the week of Nov. 4: Find tunes on the web by Shakira, and others

Shakira

(Shakira: Jim Cooper/AP)

Download This: Songs by Shakira, and others

SHAKIRA, ”DON’T BOTHER”
The hip-twitching pop stunner tells an ex not to fret about leaving her for another woman on her rousing new single. Just one thing: What kind of moron is leaving Shakira for another woman?! Buy the track on iTunes

BOUND STEMS, ”WAKE UP, MA AND PA ARE GONE”
A woozy triumph featuring quivering vocals, ragged distortion, and train-track drums, the song follows its haphazard trajectory to arrive at a blissfully imperfect indie-rocking whole. Download the track for free at Flameshovel Records

MIGUEL MENDEZ, ”YOU GOT ME ALL WRONG”
An eerie, Elliott Smith-esque dirge from this California singer-songwriter. Cresting with a startling guitar solo, the song is both gorgeous and disquieting. Download it here

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ROBBIE FULKS, ”FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE HOTLINE”
An off-the-cuff lark that has Fulks trying to write the perfect power-pop song — and dialing up experts mid-song to deconstruct the formula. Funny stuff for FOW fanatics. Buy the track on iTunes

(Some of this week’s links may expire after Nov. 11, 2005.)

Originally posted November 4 2005 — 12:00 AM EST

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